Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Gladys Aylward, missionary to China more than fifty years ago, was forced to flee when the Japanese invaded Yangcheng. With only one assistant, she led more than a hundred orphans over the mountains toward Free China. During Gladys’s harrowing journey out of war-torn Yangcheng, she grappled with despair as never before. After passing a sleepless night, she faced the morning with no hope of reaching safety. A 13-year-old girl in the group reminded her of their much-loved story of Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. “But I am not Moses!” Gladys cried in desperation. “Of course you aren’t,” the girl replied, “but Jehovah is still God!”

When Gladys and the orphans made it through, they proved once again that no matter how inadequate we feel, God is still God, and we can trust in him.